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The Experience of a Newcomer at a PRSSA National Event

As a new member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, I was not sure of what to expect at the 2019 National Assembly in Portland, Oregon. I understood the procedures and protocol for the actual event, however, I underestimated the level of acceptance and welcoming that this Society has for new members. The […]

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Trisch Smith Keynote [National Assembly 2019 Recap]

Session: Friday Keynote Speaker Presenter: Trisch Smith, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Edelman Recap: No matter where you look, diversity and inclusion is a topic of discussion in today’s society. From the MeToo movement to the #AerieReal campaign, the world is starting to follow a change of action that no longer represents the minority but the […]

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An Experience of a Lifetime

A room full of uplifting, inspiring professionals greeted me upon arrival at the PRSSA National Assembly held in Portland, Oregon. Four days later, I flew back to Columbus, Ohio with dozens of contacts, new friends, an overflowing file of creative ideas and the knowledge that indeed, I’m in the right place and this is the […]

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An Informed Voter Is an Invested Voter: What You Should Know for the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly

The annual PRSSA National Assembly is set to take place April 4–7 in Portland, Oregon. In preparation for the event, it is crucial that all Chapter delegates review the 2019 Situation Analysis and the delegate packet in its entirety. Below are three pieces of information that all delegates should be familiar with. Preparation Session If this […]

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The Importance of Being Yourself in Corporate Communication [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Farewell Meeting and Keynote Address Presenters: Emma Finkbeiner, PRSSA 2016–2017 National President; Ty Rogers, Director of Corporate Communications, Amazon Recap: Delegates and non-delegates of PRSSA waited all weekend to hear from Ty Rogers, director of corporate communications at Amazon. Students wanted to know Rogers’ path, why he went the corporate route within public relations […]

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State of the Society Address [National Assembly Recap]

Session: State of the Society Address Presenter: Emma Finkbeiner, PRSSA 2016–2017 National President; Joe Truncale, CEO, PRSA Recap: PRSSA is striving to grow, which is why our goals are the key to success in every Chapter. PRSSA’s new goals include reputation, thoughtful leadership and service. While you might think these goals are just phrases, they […]

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Pitching Your Passion: Advocating for PRSSA through Authentic Storytelling [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Pitching Your Passion: Advocating for PRSSA through Authentic Storytelling Presenters: Tina McCorkindale, CEO, Institute for Public Relations, PRSSA National Faculty Adviser; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Chapter Development Victoria Leigh Ward; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Member Services Jon Kovach Jr.; PRSSA 2016–2017 Publications Editor in Chief Krista Watson; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of […]

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Using the Code of Ethics to Inform Your Leadership Style [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Ethical Leadership: Using the Code of Ethics to Inform Your Leadership Style Presenters: Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, APR, Vice President, Client Services, Pierce Communications; Heather Harder, Senior Account Executive, Prosek Partners; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Advocacy Andrew Cook; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Professional Development Liz Skeele; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Career […]

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Learning How to C.A.R.E. [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Welcome Reception Presenter: Karith Foster, Founder, The Foster Russell Family Foundation, and CEO, Stereotyped 101, Inc. LLC Recap: Diversity can be a tough topic to talk about, but Stereotyped 101, Inc. LLC CEO Karith Foster doesn’t think it should be boring or painful. She coined the term “inversity,” which is a modern twist on […]

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Five PRSSA Membership Benefits That Will Launch Your Career

PRSSA offers a multitude of benefits to all its members. Below are five of my favorite benefits for members to take advantage of. 1. Scholarships and grants PRSSA members have access to more than $50,000 worth of scholarships and awards to apply for annually. Scholarships are not only a great way to fund your education, […]

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